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    Default Re: General Grabber AT VS AT3

    Fitted a set of 275/40/20 to my range rover sport, very happy with the low noise level,comfort and grip one of the few AT's that meet the required speed rating.
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    After sending an email to General Tires someone from Continental sent me an email.

    I enquired about the availability (when and if?) of General Grabbers AT3 - 255/60R18


    The answer:
    Only the 255/60R18 AT is currently available in SA. (me: Well yes, why do you think I asked?)

    We do not have an AT3 in that size. However we have an 265/60R18 AT3 that will be available at the beginning of early next year.


    Now, the problem is that www.generaltire.co.za lists the 265/60R18 as a non XL tire, which makes it a non option for offroading / gravel use... surely?
    What will happen to the 255/60R18 sizes they are happily listing on the SA website then?
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    Does anyone know what is the tread depth of the GG AT3 is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_Munnik View Post
    Does anyone know what is the tread depth of the GG AT3 is?
    10.5mm

    I'm at Conti SA technical services at the moment and this figure is confirmed.
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    Seems stock of the GG AT3 is an issue in SA at the moment. I will be fitting a set of Hankook Dynapro's this week as I cant wait for stock of the GG's
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_Munnik View Post
    I will be fitting a set of Hankook Dynapro's this week as I cant wait for stock of the GG's
    good choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prodigal View Post
    10.5mm

    I'm at Conti SA technical services at the moment and this figure is confirmed.
    Okay, so somehow Continental SA are using my car for data collection on the AT3's. They performed rotation and balancing this morning on machines I had not seen before at your tyre dealer.

    I didn't manage to do rotation at 8000km as hoped, but clocked up 4000km in the last 5 weeks, so today was 10000km since new fitment.

    Data as follows:
    Original tread depth: 10.5mm
    Front tyres depth after 10000km: 10mm
    Rear tyres (drive axle) depth after 10000km: 9mm
    I've actually been running my pressures at 2.3 unless rear is loaded, then I bump up rears to 2.6.
    All tests on the tyres showed absolutely even wear across the each one and balancing was done.
    I am doing 5 tyre rotation, so now have the brand new spare fitted on the rear axle, along with one of the one from the front, so currently a 0.5mm difference in tread depth on the rear.

    I will be returning to Conti SA after between 8000km and 10000km for them to repeat and collect more data.
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    I am rather disappointed that they will apparently only bring in the 255/60R18 AT3 towards Feb. 2018

    That will likely force me to not by General Grabber's as I can't take the chance of buying 4 AT's and ending up without any replacement (off the market and no more stock) if I lose a tire on the VW Tuareg...

    It is a pity that they are dragging their feet...
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    Default Re: General Grabber AT VS AT3

    Hi Simon,

    I'm thinking of putting the same size tyres on my ML350, have you been happy?

    Cheers


    Quote Originally Posted by SimonCPT View Post
    Just fitted some today to my Disco 4.

    255/55/19 x 4 with fitting, balancing, alignment was R11600.00

    And only when home I see TWT whacked me R550 "to dispose of my old tyres".... WTF? Is this standard?

    Will report back after some milage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jatan231 View Post
    I am rather disappointed that they will apparently only bring in the 255/60R18 AT3 towards Feb. 2018

    That will likely force me to not by General Grabber's as I can't take the chance of buying 4 AT's and ending up without any replacement (off the market and no more stock) if I lose a tire on the VW Tuareg...

    It is a pity that they are dragging their feet...
    Just fitted a set of 255/55R18 AT3's to my Jeep GC. So far so good.
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    Default Re: General Grabber AT VS AT3

    Bumping an old thread. Any further updates? I'm looking for new tyres for my wife's Fortuner. Had the previous AT's on my ranger and they served me well. Not a fan of the new tread pattern as others have mentioned but that's just cosmetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger.RSA View Post
    Bumping an old thread. Any further updates? I'm looking for new tyres for my wife's Fortuner. Had the previous AT's on my ranger and they served me well. Not a fan of the new tread pattern as others have mentioned but that's just cosmetic.
    Bump again. Same question. According to Contitrade in Durbanville they have seen AT3's do 100 000 km.

    I am currently sold on the good rumors. I need new tyres before December

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    I am very happy with my AT3 on the Prado. Tyre wear is very minimal and only showing now lightly at 25000 km's. Bear in mind I do drive relaxed mostly and the all wheel drive setup does help to even out wear. I would guess I could easily push beyond 80K on mine. I do however balance and rotate every 7500 km on my vehicle.
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    I wouldn't hesitate, go GRAB them
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    Grabber At3 lasted 15000km front wheels

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    Here is the view of what my AT3 is currently looking like at 25000 kms. I think it is all in the maintenance of how you look after your tyres.
    Last edited by JohanHilux; 2019/10/11 at 08:45 AM. Reason: Loaded wrong photo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koggelmander View Post
    Through this whole ordeal the dealer (Durbanville Best Drive / ContiPartner) has been very helpful, as well as the suppliers (General / Continental). My thoughts are to eliminate every possible problem and re-fit new GG AT3's and see whether the same happens
    So what did you decide to do? Go with the Grabbers again? What was the outcome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanHilux View Post


    Here is the view of what my AT3 is currently looking like at 25000 kms. I think it is all in the maintenance of how you look after your tyres.
    Thank you all for the feedback!

    Johan, those tyres almost look like a braaibak and a kettle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip72 View Post
    Grabber At3 lasted 15000km front wheels
    Only 15k? What happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter van Eeden View Post
    Thank you all for the feedback!

    Johan, those tyres almost look like a braaibak and a kettle...
    Ah! That's better!

    Wow! Pretty good for 25k km! Thank you for the pic.

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